Why Nightbirde withdrew from America’s Got Talent

Jane Marczewski, also known as Nightbirde, recently announced her withdrawal from America’s Got Talent due to “cancer demanding all of my energy and attention.”

Jane Marczewski, the Ohio artist whose tear-jerking performance on America’s Got Talent (AGT) earned her a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell, announced on Monday, 2 August 2021, that she is withdrawing from the talent competition to focus on her health. During her captivating audition that aired in June 2021, Marczewski said she has a “two percent chance of survival” with “some cancer in my lungs, spine and liver.” She added, “But two percent is not zero. Two percent is something and I wish people knew how amazing it is.”

At the time, the singer told the judges that one cannot wait until life is not hard anymore to decide to be happy. She shared more about her journey through her original song, “I’m OK”, which earned her a standing ovation. Cowell admitted that her song really got to him and subsequently hit his golden buzzer, which automatically sent Marczewski to the live shows, scheduled to start on Tuesday, 10 August 2021.

However, Marczewski, who performed under the stage name Nightbirde, took to Instagram and posted a photo of herself, alongside a lengthy caption. Marczewski stated, “Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I have walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider.”

The caption continued, “Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse, and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I would not be able to continue forward on this season of AGT. Life does not always give breaks to those that deserve it – but we knew that already.”

She concluded, “Thank you for all your support, it means the world to me. Stay with me, I will be better soon. I am planning my future, not my legacy. Pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams.”